Everyone had something nice to say yesterday at the sentencing hearing of Gambino-soldier-turned-government-witness Joseph "Little Joey" D'Angelo.
Although Little Joey copped to two murders Manhattan federal judge Shira Scheindlin sentenced the one-time Gambino thug to just four years of time already served in light of "his 'truly extraordinary' cooperation with the feds" which helped "bring down at least 40 'violent and dangerous' gangsters as reported by Bruce Golding for the New York Post.
Little Joey also admitted to his role in the 1992 attack against crime fighter Curtis Sliwa, and he apologized to the Guardian Angels founder as reported by Robert Gearty for the Daily News. Sliwa said the former mobster "did the right thing" because "telling the truth about organized crime was the 'only way you get forgiveness'" as reported by The Associated Press.
D'Angelo testified at the 2009 racketeering trial against John "Junior" Gotti who the feds accused of ordering the Sliwa attack but the jury was unable to reach a verdict, and as in three earlier cases the judge declared a mistrial.